Ethics In Public Office

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Ireland must take further action to prevent corruption among senior state officials — including government ministers, law officers and judges — and in An Garda Síochána, a major European anti-corruption body has said. The Council of Europe's Group of States against Corrupti

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Retiring judges could be made subject to a "cooling-off" period before taking up roles in the private sector under proposals aimed at improving ethics in public office. The Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform yesterday published the report of its review of Ireland’s statu

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Legislation to reform the statutory framework for ethics in public office will be brought forward following the completion of a government review. The final report of the review, which was announced in September 2021, is being prepared for publication and expected to be published "shortly".

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Lobbying laws introduced nearly five years ago do not need to be amended, a statutory review has concluded. The second statutory review of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, which was commenced in September 2015, was published yesterday.

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The Standards in Public Office Commission has called for a "full legislative review" of electoral legislation to ensure it is fit for the 21st century. The ethics watchdog warned that the Electoral Act 1997 is "now over 20 years old and requires modernisation".

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